Curlewis Public School P&C is $500 closer to its goal of $5000 for a defibrillator and associated training.
The Rotary Club of Gunnedah presented P&C president, Casey West, with the donation on Monday.
A student at the school has required a defibrillator on a number of occasions, driving the P&C to push for the life-saving device.
Mrs West said the P&C hoped to have enough funds by the end of the month, with a Christmas in July trivia and auction event on June 22 to provide a financial boost.
Rotary’s Roger Lucas said he was contacted by a community member to ask if the club could help, so he discussed the idea with president Wendy Marsh and funds were allocated at the club’s changeover dinner.
“It will not only help the school, but also the community,” Mrs Marsh said.
Ms West said it was a 37-minute round trip to Gunnedah District Hospital from Curlewis, which was a cause for concern.
A motion was carried at Gunnedah Shire Council’s ordinary meeting in June to provide sponsorship for the fundraiser.
The recommendation was to provide $100 in cash and $100 in kind – prizes for the raffle or auction – in support.
Councillor Colleen Fuller moved the motion and councillor Gae Swain also showed support for the recommendation.
The P&C fundraiser trivia night will be held at the Curlewis Community Hall from 6pm. Tickets are $35 and include a three-course meal. Alcohol and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Tickets are available from Curlewis Public School. For more information or to book a table, phone Casey West on 6744 1239.